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 Jason Swepson
Jason Swepson
Running Backs

7th year

Former Boston College football letterman Jason Swepson is entering his seventh year on the Eagles' staff as running backs coach.

A Boston College running back rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of Swepson's first five years at BC, including Cedric Washington (1999), William Green (2000, 2001) and Derrick Knight (2002 and 2003), who became BC's all-time leading rusher.

In 2001, Green was the second-leading rusher in the country with 1,559 yards, the second-highest single-season total in school history. He finished his collegiate career ranked third all-time on the BC rushing list with 2,974 yards. He was a consensus first-team All-America selection.

In 2000, Swepson also worked with Green, who gained 1,164 yards on the ground and earned All-BIG EAST first-team honors. In 1999, Washington gained 1,122 yards on the ground and earned All-BIG EAST first-team honors.

Swepson has coached in six bowl games, including the 2004 Continental Tire Bowl, the 2003 Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl, the 2002 Motor City Bowl, the 2001 Music City Bowl, the 2000 Aloha Bowl and the 1999 Bowl, all at BC.

Swepson came to BC from Northeastern University, where he coached running backs and tight ends for the previous two seasons. He also served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Holy Cross (1996), wide receivers coach at Boston University (1994-95), tight ends and tackles coach at the University of Rhode Island (1993) and running backs coach at Bates College (1992).

A 1992 Boston College graduate, he played both running back and wide receiver for the Eagles. He was a two-time winner of the BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Week in 1991. A native of Seekonk, Mass., he has been inducted into the Seekonk Hall of Fame and was a high school All-American in both football and track. He and his wife Tanya are the parents of one daughter, Kiana.

The Swepson File

Came to Boston College from: Northeastern University
Year: 1999

Coaching Experience

1999-Boston College (running backs coach)
1998-2000NFL Internship: Jacksonville Jaguars (wide receivers), 1998; San Diego Chargers (running backs), 1999; Miami Dolphins (running backs), 2000
1997-98Northeastern University (running backs/tight ends)
1996College of the Holy Cross (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)
1994-95Boston University (wide receivers)
1993University of Rhode Island (tight ends/tackles)
1992Bates College (running backs)

Bowl Games as a Coach

  • Continental Tire Bowl (Boston College)
  • Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl (Boston College)
  • Motor City Bowl (Boston College)
  • Music City Bowl (Boston College)
  • Aloha Bowl (Boston College)
  • Bowl (Boston College)
  • I-AA Playoffs (Boston University)

    Coaching Accomplishments

  • Derrick Knight became BC's all-time rushing leader in 2003.
  • In 2001, coached William Green to 1,559 yards, second-leading rusher in the nation; Green was a consensus first-team All-America selection
  • In 2000, coached 1,000-yard rusher Green to All-BIG EAST first-team honors
  • In 1999, coached 1,000-yard rusher Cedric Washington to All-BIG EAST first-team honors
  • 1997 Northeastern team finished the season ranked 21st in the NCAA I-AA poll
  • 1994 Boston University team finished the season ranked ninth in the NCAA I-AA poll

    Playing Career

  • 1988-92
  • Boston College (running back and wide receiver)

    Playing Accomplishments

  • Two-time winner of the BIG EAST Scholar Athlete of the Week Award during the 1991 season (vs. Michigan and Syracuse)
  • Inducted into the Seekonk (Mass.) Hall of Fame for his athletic accomplishments in high school
  • Received high school All-American honors in both football and track
  • Named to the All-State football and track teams while in high school
  • Massachusetts state champion, 100 meters, 1987
  • Massachusetts state and New England champion, 200 meters, 1988


    1992BS (Human Development)Boston College


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